Purchase Chess Foundation

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Purchase Area Women's Open



Saturday, January 18, 2020



Paducah Middle School

342 Lone Oak Rd

Paducah, KY 42001



Story of the Purchase Chess Foundation's Women's Open

Inspired and created by a local high school girl to promote chess for women of all ages in the area. The plan is try and insure that a female chess player maintains the organizational leadership role of this event, and continue to raise money for the Chess Foundation's scholarship program.

This year's organizer is Ameeria Johnson Bowles, a junior form Paducah Tilghman High School. She's been playing competitive chess for about 3 years and was the Kentucky representative at the the Nation Girls Tournament of Champions in 2018. Ameeria has competed in 21 events and raised her rating 526 points. She recently became a certified tournament director, and will be one of the TDs during the event. Ameeria will also be assisted during the event by our own Hannah Crisp.


4SS, G/60; d5


EF: $25 paid at the door (cash or card, NO checks) if pre-entry by Jan 17, 2020, $35 at the door.


Reg: 8:00-8:45, 1st Rd 9:00, 2nd Rd 12:00, others ASAP.


PF: 1st 25% EF, A,B,C,D 10%, U1200,U800,U400 7%


Pre-Entry


All inquiries: purchasechess@gmail.com or call 270-933-8228


USCF Membership required. Memberships may be purchased on site. Any scholastic player with an expired membership may renew for FREE, on site, if PCF is contacted by January 17.



Minor Event (for the guys)

Simultaneous game against Josiah Hereford

Cost: $10 (cash or card, NO checks)

Simul includes free analysis of notated game. 

Registration for Simul

Not USFC rated. All may enter simul, if they are not playing in the Open.